Monday, March 30, 2009

Proust and Company's Third Event!

This post is for all you literary aficionados out there (and Glad Day fans / devotees)

Coming up this Saturday, April 4, 2009, is the third Proust & Company. The event is a bi-monthly writers' salon that has already seen the likes of Sky Gilbert and Michael Rowe reading from their work. April's event will have The Globe and Mail's R.M. Vaughan reading from Troubled: A Memoir in Poems, Elizabeth Ruth, author of Smoke, and Keith Garebian, author of Blue: The Derek Jarman Poems.

It runs from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. in the apartment above Glad Day Bookshop (598A Yonge St.), and is hosted by author Jeff Round and myself. In addition to the author readings and the question and answer session that follows, there will be wine and some free finger food. And of course the books. If you find one you like, please buy it and help support a remarkable institution which is now the oldest queer bookstore in North America.

At past events we've had about 35 to 40 people in attendance, all of whom enjoyed listening to and speaking with some remarkably talented authors. And there's always plenty of good conversation to go around.

I hope our upcoming event surpasses past ones for attendance. If you enjoy the company of other literary people and love books, this is an event for you. And anyone who flirts with the hosts will get bonus points ; - )

Proust & Company has an online home here. Keep your eyes out for posters in the Village advertising the event.

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